((Cargo Bay 3, USS Astraeus))
Shewytch: Ma'am, may I ask you a question as well? How long have you been here and what were your first months in Starfleet like? What have you been doing?
Noa did the math in her head before replying.
Levinson: In this crew? Just over three years, but I served a few months in the Aavaro Wilds before that after graduating.
Has it really been three years? Huh. Thinking up some of her early career events, a couple definitely popped to mind.
Levinson: My very first day actually involved me entering the ship I served on's bridge while it was about to fire on a Federation starbase, actually. No context of the situation until explained. ::Beat:: The mission afterwards we discovered a Niven ring in the Aavaro Wilds. That was quite interesting. I understand there is a Federation base now. Denali, I believe?
Shewytch: As far as I remember, yes. In one of our classes, we were told about this station, and I would like to see it with my own eyes
Already? That was quick. But then again, it was a sufficiently important find that it might be discussed.
Levinson: That said, I would say that on away missions, keep one thing in mind. As science officers, it is part of our job to make sure nothing beyond our senses can surprise us. From nearby foreign lifeforms to toxic gas in the next room. You definitely should study the subject of the mission first, but keeping an eye out is always a good idea.
That was the gist of what her first Chief Science Officer told her when she was an Ensign. He worded it way better than she just did, but she couldn't remember the exact wording. She did deem it important enough to move that tip down the science officer hierarchy.
Shewytch: I understand what you mean. In general, I don't really like to go unprepared, but unfortunately ::he sighed:: We were not warned before the exam and had to work hard. By the way, how can you comment on my work? He pointed to the compartment with the space baby. And I hope you like my report, I feel that something from it can be included in xenobiology textbooks.
She nodded. Having read the report earlier, she recalled her thoughts on it.
Levinson: It is certainly a good start. Along with all the reports we would have by the time we hand it over to the Lighthouse, with a bit of compilation, it can certainly be considered for a textbook.
oO The Great Space Baby Compendium comes to mind… but there are others, of course. Oo
Shewytch: Thank you for this assessment. Although I'm joking about the textbooks, of course. I think it doesn't even reach the level of a good report, but I think you can turn it into something really good. And I hope that I will be able to look after this creature until the end of the delivery, because it is very interesting. You don't mind, do you?
oO Oh, you're joking about the textbooks? Luckily for you, I'm not. Hah. Oo
Levinson: Believe me, Ensign, there are many people much more suitable than I for turning it into something really good, as you put it. ::Beat:: And of course. I do not mind that at all.
Shewytch: Thank you, ma'am. It means a lot to me. ::his face brightened:: His vitals seem to be fine, and I hope he has a good new home.Slav said, turning to the screen with the baby. What do you think the Federation will do with him next?
That was a good question, really.
Levinson: I may be wrong, but I believe the likeliest outcome is for the Lighthouse scientists to attach a beacon to the space baby that can be tracked within the Cloud, and release it. At least, that is the procedure I am familiar with. Considering its properties, it may need to be under close observation.
Levinson: Maybe. Are you thinking of anything specific to look into regarding the space baby while we have it here?